Community mourns girl killed in Go Kart crash

A community in mourning came together Thursday evening to remember a 12-year-old girl who died in a tragic accident on Sugar Creek Road one week ago. 

Members of the Iota Phi Theta Fraternity organized a candlelight vigil for Cierra Rose-Mitchell. 

The 12-year-old was hit by two cars while driving her Go Kart, and died in the hospital several days later. 

Family, friends, and neighbors held hands in prayer, had a moment of silence, and released balloons of Cierra's favorite colors. 

"She has the most purest, gold heart I could even imagine. She cared about everybody, no matter the size or the look, or anything. If she didn't even know you and saw you crying, she'd come over to check and see if you're okay," said Des'rae Mitchell, sister. 

Many who live in the neighborhood said this isn't the first tragedy of this kind, and that speedy drivers contribute. 

They're hoping the city will take measures, like installing speed bumps and traffic signals, to encourage obeying the 35-mile-per-hour speed limit. 

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